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HOW TO: Cycle in a Skirt, Using a Penny and a Rubber Band

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Summer is for cycling and summer is for skirts—but how on Earth do you reconcile the two? It turns out that you can, with only a penny and a rubber band. This video explains how. via Cycle in a Skirt, Using a Penny and a Rubber Band.



HOW TO: Five things I’ve learned about commuting by bicycle in Toronto

So, a few summers ago, I tried biking a few days a week to save money and build a workout into my day. Soon, I was biking every day. Fall arrived, so I put on sweats, gardening gloves and my running jacket. Winter followed, so I pretended I was cross-country skiing, and added wool socks, […]



HOW TO: How to Bike to Work

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Have you discovered the sheer joy of riding your bike to work? Not only will you beat congestion and save time and money on parking, but you will also arrive feeling happier, healthier, and ready to tackle your day. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started. WHAT BIKE DO I NEED? […]



VIDEO: Do you know the ABCD Quick Check?

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I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, a certified CAN-Bike instructor and the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. She’s back with a 3rd video and blog post on a quick way to do a safety check on your bicycle. View […]



VIDEO: 3 Great Reasons for Cycling gloves

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I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. The first video was on ensuring your helmet is fitting properly. Here’s the second – 3 great reasons to wear cycling gloves.  



VIDEO: The 2-4-1 Method for Bicycle Helmet Safety

I’m good friends with Michelle Johnston, the founder of Working Well, which aims to create healthy workplace cultures.  She has started a series of Bike Safety How-To Videos on the Working Well YouTube Channel. Here’s the first, on ensuring your helmet is fitting properly. Stay tuned for more videos from Michelle, and perhaps even a […]



HOW-TO: Bicycle Repair courses at Central Tech and Leaside

Bicycle Repair courses at Central Tech and Leaside are about to begin on the 31 March. Date:  Monday, March 31, 2014 – 18:30 – Monday, May 26, 2014 – 21:30 For people interested in learning to undertake repairs on their bikes, this is a great course. This is a totally hands-on course and you will […]



How Much Do You Know About Your Hubs?

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  Dandyhorse has a new “MECHANICS” post up.  This one is all about hubs. Check it out. Hubs are arguably the most important component on a bicycle. Every bicycle has them, no matter what size, type or purpose. The hub, together with the spokes and rim, form the complete wheel. Onto the wheel the tire […]



How To: Ride Through Your First Winter

Momentum has a great article about practical winter cycling.  There is none of the usual “go out and spend hundreds on new tires and a fancy winter cycilng-specific wardrobe” but rather practical and achievable things. I’m adding this to our How-To page. 1. Slow down 2. Get lit 3. Get covered 4. Dress your way […]



How to Bike Through a Toronto Winter

Great how-to from Torontoist on biking in the winter, and I’m obviously adding this link to our How-To Page. Winter is on the way, meaning soon you’ll have no choice but to stop riding your bike and start spending a bunch of money on TTC fare. Or, you know, you could not do that. If […]